Scripture Verse

Unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11


Adoration of the Shepherds
Georges de La Tour

Words: 15th Cen­tu­ry ca­rol. Ap­peared in Christ­mas Ca­rols New and Old, third ser­ies, by Hen­ry R. Bram­ley & John Stain­er (Lon­don: No­vel­lo, Ew­er & Com­pa­ny, cir­ca 1878), num­ber 48.

Music: A Babe Is Born 15th Cen­tu­ry ca­rol (🔊 pdf nwc).

John Stainer


A Babe is born, all of a maid,
To bring salvation unto us;
No more are we to sing afraid,
Veni Creator Spiritus.

At Bethlehem, that blessèd place,
The Child of bliss then born He was;
Him aye to serve, God give us grace,
O Lux beata Trinitas.

There came three kings out of the East,
To worship there that King so free;
With gold and myrrh and frankincense,
A so­lis or­tus car­di­ne.

The shepherds heard an angel cry,
A merry song that night sang he,
Why are ye all so sore aghast?
Iam lucis orto sidere.

The angel came down with a cry,
A fair and joyful song sang he,
All in the worship of that child,
Gloria Tibi Domine.